The Wormald Ice Piedmont
covers large parts of the Wright Peninsula
on eastern Adelaide Island, Antarctica, and terminates in high ice cliffs on Laubeuf Fjord
. The nunatak in the centre of the picture has a height of 398 m (1,306 ft). The mountains on the right form part of the Stokes Peaks
and mark the northern edge of the ice piedmont. On the far left a melting pond can be seen on the ice. Viewing direction is toward the NNW.
An ice piedmont consists of "Ice covering a coastal strip of low-lying land backed by mountains."
Last modified on 12 November 2012, at 03:00